Essay on King Tut

991 Words Apr 24th, 2008 4 Pages
King Tutankhamun


King Tutankhamun was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty who ruled from1333 BC – 1324 BC, during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. He is the most recognized and probably the most famous pharaoh today because of the discovery of his tomb and his treasures. King Tut’s tomb was a major discovery of the 19th century. It was a phenomenal discovery that made headlines across the world. Up until the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, it was believed that all royal tombs had been robbed and drained of their treasure.

The Discovery Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Kings KV62 on November 4, 1922 by the British Egyptologist Howard Carter. The Tomb was discovered near
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A Curse has also been mentioned thought there this no real evidence of this being true.

Technology used

There were various uses of technology used in this excavation. Carter made the hole in the upper left-hand corner and used other tools to start to chip away at the opening. Candles were used when Carter held the candle into the darkness and permitted his eyes to adjust to the warm ancient air that exited the tomb this air made the candle flicker. The gold furniture became illuminated by the small candle. The next day, Callender came prepared with electric lights and those were set up inside the tomb. This allowed the four of them to explore the tomb more freely. Cameras were used because the tomb was eventually excavated and heavily photographed. It was largely damaged by Carter's team, when sharp tools were used to remove his gleaming gold-and-blue death mask. X rays were used because archaeologists last opened Tutankhamun's tomb in 1968, when British scientist Ronald Harrison took a series of X-rays. A radiographer was used to radiographs revealed a bone fragment in his skull, prompting speculation that the boy pharaoh was killed by a blow to the head. Also a various of other tools were used to excavated the area.

Careers involved

Though there are many careers that made this discovery possible Howard Carter was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist born in Kensington England. Lord Carnarvon was a silent financial
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